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Radicals Take Control and Execute the King Radicals took over the Assembly and demanded suffrage , the right to vote, for all male citizens not just property owners In 1792, the Assembly abolished the monarchy, produced a new constitution, and eliminated titles of nobility Many émigrés (nobles, clergy, and others) fled France fearing for their lives Louis XVI was put on trial as a traitor, he was found guilty by one vote and was beheaded in January 1793. Antoinette was executed in October, and their son died in a dungeon The Monarchy is Abolished
France in Conflict In 1793 France was at war with much of Europe including Britain, the Netherlands Spain and Prussia In the Vendee region of France, royalists and priests led rebellion against government In Paris, sans-culottes demanded relief from famine and inflation The Convention bitterly divided between Jacobins and the Girondins. The Convention Creates a New Committee The Assembly created a Committee of Public Safety, 12 men who were given almost absolute power in order to save the revolution Abroad France began to have success and at home they crushed peasant revolts Terror and Danger Grip France
Robespierre ―the Incorruptible‖ At home the government handled counter-revolutionaries under the guiding hand of Maximilien Robespierre , who quickly became the leader of the Committee of Public Safety Robespierre promoted religions toleration, abolishment of slavery —but he was inflexible with justice (―Liberty cannot be secured unless criminals lose their heads‖) Guillotine Defines the Reign of Terror Robespierre was the chief architect of the Reign of Terror year long period when those who resisted the French Revolution were arrested or executed 300,000 arrested; 40,000 people may have died many were victims of false accusations or mistaken identity The guillotine bladed execution device was the new way enemies/prisoners were put to death The Convention finally turned on the Committee of Public Safety and, once their heads fell, the killing slowed Terror and Danger Grip France
In reaction to the Reign of Terror, moderates produced a 3 rd constitution It set up a five-man Directory and a two-house legislature elected by males of property People again became discontent as prices rose Politicians turned to a popular military hero, Napoleon Bonaparte, to advance their own goals Revolution Enters Its Third State
Nationalism Spreads The culture of France changed in the 10 years of revolution People gained a strong sense of national identity Nationalism: is a deep feeling of pride and devotion for ones country From the port city of Marseilles , troops march to rousing new song urging nationalism (later named French National Anthem) Revolutionary Push for Social Reform Elementary school became required and school became public Slavery was abolished in some French colonies and religious toleration was extended Revolution Brings Change
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